The Indian Coast Guard was formally established on February 1, 1977, by the Coast Guard Act, 1978. It operates under the Ministry of Defence.
Shortlisted candidates will undergo a written test on the basis of educational qualification prescribe for the post.
The services of the Coast Guard air station at Ratnagiri are also being extended to Indian Navy and Indian Air Force aircraft for airlifting of NDRF teams, relief material and facilitating rescue operations across the affected regions.
The Centre-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) -- which has designed and developed the ALH MK-III -- will supply 16 of these helicopters to the ICG by mid-2022, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.
Paradip: In a humanitarian gesture, the Indian Coast Guard has rescued 19 Bangladeshi fishermen who remained stranded in the middle of the sea for more than 20 days after their boat drifted into Indian territory. The Bangladesh fishing boat ‘Rana’ with 19 crew onboard had left Coxbazar on November 15 for fishing and drifted into […]
Paradip: Odisha, West Bengal on Thursday started ‘Sagar Kavach’, a joint coastal security exercise at Paradip coast aimed at fine-tuning surveillance along the states’ maritime border. Indian Coast Guard, Coastal Police, Coastal District Administration, Paradip Port Trust, Fisheries Department, Customs, Marine Enforcement Wing (MEW), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Light House […]
Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard has planned to acquire 16 advanced light helicopters apart from 50 vessels to its fleet as part of its vision to have 200 ships and 100 aircraft inventory by 2025. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Coast Guard Director General Krishnaswamy Natarajan said, “Today we have 50 ships under construction in […]
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be the chief guest at the investiture ceremony of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Tuesday during his two-day visit to Chennai. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday evening. Singh will also commission the Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Varaha during his visit. According to a senior […]
New Delhi: Twenty crew men on board a merchant ship stranded in the Arabian Sea were rescued in an operation in the wee hours of Monday. The vessel, Tridevi Prem, had been flooded following heavy rain and got stranded off Mangalore port in the Arabian Sea. Indian Coast Guard officials said an alert was received […]
Khurda: Amidst concerns over threat to the eco-sensitive coastal zone of Chilika lake, Odisha government initiated talks with the owner of the Malaysian cargo ship which washed ashore Rajhans island near Chilika Lake on August 7. State Transport and Commerce Minister, Padmanabha Behera today informed that the district administration has initiated talks with the owner […]
Mumbai: In a major operation on the high seas, the Indian Coast Guard on early Tuesday seized a Pakistani fishing vessel carrying 200 kg heroin, valued at a whopping Rs 600 crore in the international market, an official said. Following a tip-off on Monday evening, the Coast Guard seized the Pakistani vessel, “Al Madina”, and detained […]
Paradip: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) showcased its prowess and combat capabilities at ‘Day at Sea’ programme held in Paradip sea today. The event was organised by ICG headquarters here in commemoration of its 43rd raising day and Coast Guard Week celebrations. The ICG officials demonstrated various skills and warship operations in deep sea. Five […]
Balasore: The body of a boat driver was retrieved by Indian Coast Guard during patrolling in deep Paradip sea. The deceased has been identified as Mayadhar Mallik of Naranpur area under Simulia police limits in Balasore district. Though the exact reason behind the boat driver’s death is yet to be ascertained, family members and president […]
Paradip: A youth from Uttar Pradesh managed to sneak into the restricted Indian Coast Guard headquarters campus situated in the port town today sparking concerns over the security of the maritime surveillance unit. According to sources, officials based at the ICG District HQ-7 spotted a youth moving inside the high security zone of the campus […]
Paradip: The Indian Coast Guard’s capabilities and its presence off Odisha coast was augmented with the arrival of ‘Vijaya’, an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), at the Paradip port on Thursday. The ship was received by Coast Guard DIG Rakesh Makwana. As per reports, ‘Vijaya’ will help in strengthening maritime security along Odisha coastline. Besides, the […]
Paradip: Fourteen fishermen stranded in the turbulent sea off Paradip shore were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard yesterday. According to sources, 14 fishermen in two boats had gone into the deep sea on September 20, 2018. But the onset of cyclone DAYE rendered it impossible for the fishermen to return. Thereafter their two boats […]
Kolkata: The Indian Coast Guard on Thursday rescued all 22 crew members of a merchant container vessel after a devastating fire broke out in the ship in the Bay of Bengal, a senior coast guard official said here. The container ship, MV SSL Kolkata, that was on its way to the city with 464 containers […]
Paradip: The stationing of ICGS Sujay in the Coast Guard fleet at Paradip port will augment the Indian Coast Guard’s (ICG) presence and capabilities off Odisha coast, said Coast Guard DIG Rakesh Makwana today while introducing the latest Offshore Patrol Vessel at the port today. ICGS Sujay will help the coast guards to undertake exclusive […]
Bhubaneswar: Advanced tactical choppers will shortly be deployed to strengthen coastal security in Odisha. As per proposals, the Indian Coast Guard will add Dhruv MK- III and Air Bus twin engine tactical choppers in its fleet to beef up coastal security. The announcement was made by Indian Coast Guard DG Rajendra Singh after inauguration of […]
Paradip: After 4 days of floating in deep sea, seven fishermen along with a trawler were rescued by Coast Guard from deep sea off Paradip coast. The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sucheta Kriplani rescued all the stranded fishermen and their fishing boat Nirman-5 after spotting them at around 53 nautical miles deep in the […]
Kendrapara: The Indian Coast Guard has launched ‘Operation Oliva’ along the sea waters of Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary here as part of its mission to ensure safe mid-sea breeding of Olive Ridley turtles and to intercept intruding fishing vessels. In a joint effort with the state forest department, the turtle conservation programme is in full swing […]
Chennai: An Indian Coast Guard Dornier aircraft with three crew members aboard has gone missing, a senior official said today. He added that search operations are on. The aircraft took off from Chennai airport yesterday evening but did not return after surveillance sorties. The last contact with the aircraft was made at 11 p.m. on […]
The Indian Coast Guard Saturday called for further strengthening of India's coastal defence, and for developing a monitoring system to keep a tab on the over 2.5 lakh fishing vessels that operate near the coastline
Few hours after ISRO successfully launched GSLV Mk III rocket from Sriharikota, which separated an unmanned crew module at an altitude of around 126 km, an Indian Coast Guard ship recovered the three-tonne weighing module, which had safely descended in the Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Paradip: The Indian Coast Guard today launched a coastal security awareness and medical campaign to commemorate its raising day. Odisha Governor S C Jamir flagged off a motor cycle rally marking the launch of the campaigns. A team of 32 personnel from Indian Coast Guard, Marine Police and fishing community travelling on 16 motorcycles will […]